Palace of Vicissitude

Melissa Pritchard, author of ten books, has received the Flannery O’Connor and Carl Sandburg Awards, the Janet Heidinger Kafka Prize, a Barnes and Noble Discover Great New Writers Award, three Pushcart Prizes, and three O. Henry Prize Story Awards. Her fiction and essays have appeared in Ploughshares, Ecotone, AGNI, the Paris Review, A Public Space, Conjunctions, and many other journals. Pritchard recently moved from Arizona to Columbus, Georgia, and is at work on her fifth novel.